Why Leveling Students’ Playing Field Motivates Ciera’s Passion for Education

Growing up, Ciera didn’t have much, but her parents strived to ensure she was exposed to as much as…


Local Educators' Innovation and Passion Celebrated at Luncheon

Hundreds of teachers, principals, and school administrators packed the FamilyPlex last week in…


Trunk Party Helps Send 52 Scholars to College

Going off to college is as exciting as it is daunting for some students. While students across the…


Aspire: Finding Meaning In Your Work

The Breakthrough Young Professionals Board welcomed scores of emerging leaders to the “Aspire:…


Breakthrough Celebrates Inaugural Greer Scholarship Cohort

The term “going back to school” takes on an entirely different meaning for many high school seniors…


Home Court Partners with A Boy and His Dream Foundation to Honor Garfield Park Scholars

With clear skies and scorching weather, Breakthrough’s Home Court series held its first outdoor…


How the Davises Found Family After Tragedy

RAISING A FAMILY Family is of the utmost importance to lifelong East Garfield Park resident James…


Otis' Dream Lives Through FamilyPlex

GROWING UP IN EAST GARFIELD PARK Otis grew up as a middle child among six other siblings. When he…


How Ms. Rozy Found Her Breakthrough Through Community

Many of us feel as though we are called toward something that gives our lives meaning. Of these…


Hundreds Gather for March Madness / Spring Registration Event

We had a great turnout this past Saturday for the latest event co-sponsored by BYN Sports and…